We are really missing the boat as educators if we only focus on academic skills and neglect social skills.
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We probably all know people, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we’re in, they always seem to know what to say – and how to say it – so that we’re not offended or upset. They’re caring and considerate, and even if we don’t find a solution to our problem, we usually leave feeling better.
We probably also know people who are masters in managing their emotions. They don’t get angry in stressful situations. Instead, they have the ability to look at a problem and calmly find a solution.
People like this have a high degree of emotional intelligence. They know themselves very well, and they’re also able to sense the emotional needs of others.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is recognised by many psychologists as more important than IQ for the success or failure in life and…
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